X-Technology: Idee Suisse Innovation Award 2014

Idea Suisse Innovation Award 2014

The Think Tank behind the brand X-BIONIC®, X-Technology Swiss R&D AG, was awarded yesterday with the Swiss Innovation Award 2014. The award celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and honored the brand and it’s innovation power straight from the heart of Switzerland. CAO Patrick Lambertz mentioned:

“We are happy to receive this honorable award as it underscores and widens X-BIONIC’s® perception as a swiss brand of quality on a national and  international scale.”

The “Swiss Innovation Award of the IDEE-SUISSE® association to encourage the economical chances for the future” was found in 1985. It was expanded in the year 2002 by the title “Innovative entrepreneur of the year”. The intention of this award is to honour single persons, companies, groups or institutions which make a contribution to reinforce the Swiss economy.

The award ceremony was held in the Technopark Zürich, which is a center for economy, innovations and young entrepreneurs. It is also the top location for technology transfer in Switzerland and a key point of contact for innovative start-ups looking to transform knowledge into marketable products and services.

www.idee-suisse.ch | www.technopark.ch

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X-Technology Swiss Research & Development AG is based near Lake Zurich in Switzerland. This is where ideas become reality. We transform innovative design into award-winning products. The result: 300 proprietary patents, 171 international design awards and customers widely recognised as leaders in their fields.

We combine scientific research and longstanding experience with a passion for innovation.

Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz

Who needs Q?

Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz

The character Q is one key element in the action movies about the  fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, code name 007. In each new Bond story, Q invents helpful and cool gadgets for the royal agent. But do we need such gadgets in our daily business, spare time or sports activity and what can we learn from these progressive inventions for 007? Some features became reality, for example navigation systems or smartphones. But do we need Q to get such unique things? No!

What we need are people like Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz, X-BIONIC® CEO and designer in chief. He invented the X-SOCKS® and holds about 200 international patents for the textile area. His revolutionary ideas changed the whole market for sports textiles. X-BIONIC® was the first brand that combined more functionalities in one garment than any other big player on that market. For example the sweat management was completely new defined. Instead of transporting the sweat away from the skin, X-BIONIC® keeps it for a better performance. That helps to cool the body and to stay on its optimal temperature of 37 °C, just like the nature intended it.

Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz
Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz

All further X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® products had one role model: mother nature. In Millions of years life forms grew on earth, that learned to live in different conditions and developed the best body functions for their natural environment. Why should we invent something new? This is the inspiration for Professor Lambertz and his development team in Wollerau when they applicate natural functionalities in new products, also known as bionics.

X-SOCKS® technologies and patents
X-SOCKS® technologies and patents

Professor Lambertz gave an interview to the Bond magazin earlier this year and talked about the history of the X-SOCKS® and X-BIONIC®. He also talked about his former career aspiration when he was a kid and how his unique ideas become reality. Read the full interview below:

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Quiz: X-BIONIC® Technologies – Part II

X-BIONIC® technology quiz II

X-BIONIC® is full of technologies and patents. Now you can check your own knowledge about it and compare it to other users in our second short quiz to that topic. We hope you will earn the maximum points – enjoy!

Quiz: X-BIONIC® Technologies II

Leaderboard: X-BIONIC® technology knowledge - Part II

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If you missed our first technology quiz, check it out here.

Quiz: X-BIONIC® Technologies – Part I

You like X-BIONIC® and you think you know all about our technologies? We created a short quiz to check your knowledge about some of them. All you have to do is answer the questions about it and you will see how much you know! Learn more about our technologies -> www.x-bionic.com/labs/technologies

Good luck!

Leaderboard: X-BIONIC® technology knowledge - Part I

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